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Toyota Celica, Coupe, Hatchback
#788 of 1560 Next Gen. Celica
Aug 20, 2002 (6:51 pm)
Not to belabor the point, but am I the only one here who has heard that the next generation Celica will be coming out as a 2004 model?
I have read somewhere that Toyota planned to restyle the Celica after 4 years (rather than the usual 5) so that it's styling can stay fresh in this competitive segment. Can anyone else confirm this?
Anyway, whether Toyota decides to change the Celica in 2004 or 2005, I hope they don't make the same styling mistake like Acura did in the RSX--that is one godawful looking vehicle. I don't know what Honda/Acura was thinking. First they mess up and deep six the Prelude, then they mess up and discontinue the Intergra legacy.
Aug 24, 2002 (8:13 pm)
Don't worry, the Celica will stand out as ughlee as usual no matter when the redesign happens.
Honda-Acura's Civic and Integra/RSX designs are questionable, to say the least. And dropping the Prelude? criminal!
Aug 28, 2002 (4:01 pm)
if they restyle the celica for '04 - that means only 3 years 'til I get my new one! These are truly great cars.
Even Toyota, as dull as it is, could NEVER make a car as dull-looking as the new RSX...but I have found one other car that looks a lot like that RSX now - the new Aerio. Almost identical! With just a bit of the Civic SI's minivan look thrown in...
Toyota, if you are listening, please remember to give us another 30 lb-ft of torque, or else make that first gear a little less tall!
Honda, if you are listening, abandon the new RSX and start producing the Integra again, and bring back the type R too!
Aug 29, 2002 (7:30 pm)
nippononly, Honda Integra = Acura RSX in US/Canada market. The RSX is simply the 4th-gen Integra.
As for RSX:Aerio comparison, don't worry, I'll find some tar and feathers that will fit you nicely.
#792 of 1560 What about RSX to Cavalier comparison?
Aug 30, 2002 (3:41 pm)
Although similar looking, the RSX may be slightly more attractive.
#793 of 1560 don't worry, vooch
Aug 30, 2002 (8:51 pm)
... I ordered the Economy Bundle of tar & feathers.
If anyone's interested in finding an old Toyota, such as a 1984 Celica-Supra, Ann Arbor Subaru has one sitting on their lot for sale...
... because we all know Toyota can't handle the task of styling these days! oh so hard.
#794 of 1560 Hey, I resemble that remark...
Aug 31, 2002 (11:14 am)
I agree that the 84 Celicas/Supras are better looking than the current Toyota models, and most other makers current sports coupes. I love em. I never really liked Preludes, maybe the really old ones but none of the newer ones so I won't be missing it.
But I think Honda did an even worse job of "styling these days" with the RSX and the god awful 2003 Accord (not part of the topic but I can see how the RSX was born). But I'm sure I will become numb to them in time after having to see the majority of the population driving them. Sigh.
I'm happy that you will be saving money with the economy sized tar and feathers because you're going to need it if you start a styling war and are trying to defend Honda, King of the Bland! =)
Aug 31, 2002 (3:46 pm)
Whatryall talking about?
I think my 2000 Celica has distinct Ferrari-like styling. EVERYONE comments on it, and how "cool" it is!
#796 of 1560 Need I be concerned?
Aug 31, 2002 (4:10 pm)
I have a young friend (age 19) who is buying his first new car, and he is
purchasing a Celica GT. He has just gotten the loan together and the credit
union has taken his downpayment and the insurance is in order. The car
itself will be shipped soon, he hasnt driven it because it's coming from another
island. Anyway, neither he nor I have any doubts that the Celica is a good
car and is what he wants. But I have a lingering concern about roominess.
He is 6'1" and about 175 lbs. Will he be fitting ok into the driver's seat? I
just remember riding in a Mazda sportscar (RX7?) about 15 years ago
and I couldnt even sit up straight. This wont happen with the Celica,
and my friend, I hope??
Sep 01, 2002 (7:18 am)
Sitting up straight could be a problem. I'm 6', and I tend to lean backwards. When I sit upright though, I find my head touching a bit.